Tamariki perform for rest home residents
A group of Kaiko¯ura toddlers did their bit to bridge the generation gap last week.
The toddlers from Little Tamariki Montessori Preschool visited Kaiko¯ura Hospital Rest Home residents to entertain them with dancing and songs.
Teacher Lisa Popebloemers said the visit was part of a communication-mana reo programme
‘‘Our tamariki love this and we wanted to share the learning and enjoyment with some people in the community.
‘‘We make regular trips into
‘‘We make regular trips into the community.’’
the community, a lot of infants are communicating at that age and that’s why we chose the programme.’’
The Penguin Room children, aged between 1 and 2-years-old, sung some of their favourite nursery songs during the 30-minute visit, includingWheels On The Bus, E rere taku poi, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and RockA-Bye Bear.
Little Tamariki Montessori Preschool teachers Katie Leckie and Lisa Popebloemers with the Penguin Room class at Kaiko¯ura Hospital Rest Home.